The CUNY International Fellows Program and Community Foundations: Learnings from the Field report explores how alumni have shaped community foundation development around the world, as well as how the program evolved over time. Ten years ago I was willing to bend anyone’s ear about giving circles, the power of collective giving and what we lose…
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Giving Together: How Communities are Driving a Giving Circle Renaissance
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The POWER of WE
What happens when donors come together, pool their resources, and collectively decide on how they want to distribute funds? They harness The POWER of WE, the power of collective giving. Join Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), as we explore the power of collective giving. The discussion will center on how this grassroots philanthropic movement empowers…
The Power of Giving Circles
In case you missed it! Watch The Power of Giving Circles, a discussion about the history, impact and power of Black-led giving circles.
The Power of Giving (National Roundtable)
Tune in for The Power of Giving, the culminating event of the “Black Philanthropy Month: Lunch & Learn Webinar Series“ presented by the Black Funders of St. Louis. On Saturday August 29th, I will join leaders from Black-led giving circles from across the United States to discuss the importance of philanthropy, the role of Black…
Black-led, Black serving: The Latest Giving Circle Trend of 2019
Throughout 2019, I along with my colleagues Valaida Fullwood and Tracey Webb worked to ensure the American giving circle narrative includes the vital importance and influence of Black-led, Black-serving circles.
Defined in simplest terms, philanthropy means the love of humanity.
Black-led Giving Circles have inspired a movement and define what it means to democratize philanthropy
The Sweetness of Circles
The Sweetness of Circles is an important and timely opinion piece on the deep significance of Black-led giving circles and why we need more now. Visit the Medium account Black Giving 365 and join the conversation. “Unlike other communities of color and historically disenfranchised groups, for Black Americans giving circles affirm an African legacy. Contributions from…
Meet The South Side Queenmakers
More than 30 women have teamed up to to invest in Black Women and Girls in Chicago. The initiative is called QUEENMAKERS: Power Transformation for Black Girls from the South Side Giving Circle at the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Akira Barclay Quoted in New Report on Engaging Wealthy Donors of Color
The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy by Akira Barclay is cited in a new report on engaging wealthy donors of color.
Case Study: Together We Give
“In today’s world where individual giving often means writing a check, giving circles offer a more participatory form of grantmaking” – GRANTCRAFT a service of Foundation Center Developed as part of a series of stories shared through the Pittsburgh Philanthropy Project, Together We Give is a case study featuring Sankofa Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The study…